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Gifted Children - Introducing Lyn Kendall

Lyn Kendall is Mensa's gifted child consultant

She is a Mensa member, an experienced G&T/special needs teacher and a psychologist and has brought up a profoundly gifted son, so Lyn sees the issues surrounding high IQ from all angles! Her expertise is regularly sought by education professionals and government, and she is in demand from the media to talk about the needs of very bright children.

Lyn is also consultant to the popular Channel 4 programme Child Genius.

Activities in the field of gifted and talented education have included:

  • Running a magazine for the younger members of Mensa
  • Committee member and education advisor to the Mensa Foundation for Gifted Children for several years
  • Trustee, committee member and education advisor to CHI (support group for Children of High Intelligence)
  • Running 'Gifted and Talented' summer schools and Saturday classes for Mensa, CHI and, more recently, The Westwood School
  • Advising DfEE on the formation of its Gifted and Talented policy
  • Leading in-service training courses for teachers and school inspectors
  • Advising Local Education Authorities and individual schools on issues relating to bright youngsters
  • Writing articles for newspapers and magazines
  • Numerous television and radio interviews - including Radio 4's Learning Curve, and This Morning for ITV
  • Producing leaflets and information packages for the parents of intellectually able children
  • Creating teaching materials for Gifted and Talented co-ordinators to use in schools


Lyn is willing to consider media opportunities (subject to availability) - please contact the Mensa Press Office